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Premium Performance Marketing Vendor Ligatus establishes office in Italy and appoints Sebastiano Cappa as Sales Director

Cologne/Milano, 25 November 2013
With the opening of a subsidiary in Italy, Ligatus - belonging to Europe's largest magazine publisher Gruner + Jahr (a Bertelsmann company) - reinforces its activities in Southern Europe. When entering the Italian market in 2012, Ligatus already bundled its activities in France, Belgium, Spain and Italy unter the direction of Julien Mosse in order to benefit from synergy effects thus expending the Southern European market presences even faster and more targeted.


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Motor Presse Stuttgart invests in TV and Digital business

Stuttgart, 11 November 2013 
First steps towards a long-term growth strategy currently involve Motor Presse Stuttgart investing in three larger acquisitions in Germany and Poland. The Stuttgart-based media company is therefore acquiring the caraworld.de transaction Web site as well as obtaining a majority holding in the television company Motor Presse TV.


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G+J Deutschland reorganising into communities of interest

Hamburg, 10 September 2013 
As part of the transformation of G+J from a magazine house into a ‘house of content' (see press release of 10 September 2013), as of today the company will be reorganising its publishing group structures into defined communities of interest. The former G+J Deutschland publishing groups G+J AGENDA and G+J LIFE will no longer exist. The G+J brands will be organised into eight defined communities of interest: FOOD, LIVING, FAMILY, WOMEN, PEOPLE & FASHION, NEWS, KNOWLEDGE, and BUSINESS/SPECIAL INTEREST.


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From magazine house to house of content – Gruner + Jahr Executive Board launches strategic transformation of the publishing house

Hamburg, 10 September 2013 
The Gruner + Jahr AG Executive Board today announced the transformation from a magazine house into a house of content. The Executive Board cites three premises for this move. First, the market for quality content is set to grow. Second, the digital business is rapidly growing in importance, and the way G+J pursues the tremendous opportunities arising here will be critical for the company's success. Third, the G+J magazine business is highly profitable and successful. Well-crafted magazines do have a bright future.


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GALA SPA AWARDS 2014: application phase for GALA anniversary year top event now open

Hamburg, 16 July 2013
Fantastic spa locations and luxury hotels, innovative beauty products, and extraordinary treatments are once again being sought for the GALA SPA AWARDS, which are awarded at Brenners Park-Hotel & Spa in spring 2014. Companies from more than 30 countries can submit their unique care concepts and feel-good locations for consideration in the important international beauty and spa awards by August 31, 2013. Companies from Iceland and Oman will be able to take part in the competition for the first time this year.


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The 2013 Henri Nannen Prize for services to press freedom goes to René Wappler of the Lausitzer Rundschau

Hamburg, 18 April 2013
The local newspaper journalist René Wappler has been awarded the Henri Nannen Prize 2013 for special services rendered to press freedom. Wappler works in the local newsroom at the Lausitzer Rundschau in Spremberg, Brandenburg. The Gruner + Jahr publishing house and stern magazine award the coveted Henri Nannen Prizes annually.


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Gruner + Jahr’s Supervisory Board has appointed Julia Jäkel as Chief Executive Officer and Oliver Radtke and Stephan Schäfer as members of the Executive Board

Hamburg, 10 April 2013
Gruner + Jahr’s Supervisory Board has appointed Julia Jäkel, previously a Member of the Executive Board and Director of G+J Germany, as the new Chief Executive Office of Gruner + Jahr with immediate effect. Oliver Radtke, previously Managing Director of G+J’s majority share in Dresdner Druck und Verlagshaus, as well as Stephan Schäfer, previously Publishing Director of G+J Publishing Group LIFE and Editor-in-Chief of BRIGITTE, will be joining Gruner + Jahr’s Executive Board. Radtke will serve as Chief Operating Officer and Schäfer, who will be stepping down from his editorial role as Editor-in-Chief and Publisher, will serve as Chief Product Officer.


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Gruner + Jahr announces new Executive Board and appoints Executive Committee

Hamburg, 10 April 2013
Within the scope of today’s decision by G+J’s Supervisory Board, the newly formed Executive Board at Gruner + Jahr has announced a reorganisation of the executive divisions.


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Gruner + Jahr recorded a slight decrease in revenues. EBIT was negatively affected by significant special items.

Hamburg, 27. March 2013
Gruner + Jahr recorded a slight decrease in revenues in fiscal 2012. Operating profit declined significantly from high prior-year levels. G+J achieved adjusted revenues of € 2.22 billion (2011: € 2.29 billion), the operating EBIT amounted to € 168 million (2011: € 233 million). Lower revenues in the advertising markets for magazines in Germany and other European countries were only partially compensated by growth in digital marketing and activities in China and India. In addition, increased investments in the digital transformation of G+J’s content and marketing offerings, among others, adversely affected the operating result. The return on sales in the period under review reached a level of 7.6 percent, following 10.2 percent in the previous year.